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The Green turban


I would like to know if wearing a green turban is sunnat?

Are there any narrations regarding this? Jazakumullahu khayran



The wearing of green clothing is a sunnah. (Raddul Muhtar, vol.6 pg.351)


The turban is part of clothing and therefore, wearing a green turban can be included under the sunnah of green clothes.


Wearing a green turban is supported by the following:


1. Green is the colour of the clothes of Jannah. (Surah Kahf, ayah: 31)


2. Green is considered the best colour. (Tafsir Ruhul Ma’ani, Surah Kahf, ayah: 31)


3. The colour green was also loved by Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam)

(‘Amalul Yawmi wal laylah- Suyuti, pg.33)

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that the most beloved colour to Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) was green.

(Musnad Bazzar; Kashful Astar, hadith: 2943 and Al-Mu’jamul Awsat of Tabarani, hadith: 5730 & 8027. ‘Allamah Haithami has classified the narrators of Tabarani as reliable. Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.5 Pg.129, also see: Ad-Di’amah, pg.120)


4. There are several hadiths which report that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) had worn green garments. (Ad-Di’amah fi ahkami sunnatil ‘imamah, pgs.120-12)


5. Some Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) have reported that the Angels had worn green turbans when they descended to assist the muslims in battle. (Ad-Di’amah, pg.120)


6. Sulayman ibn Abi ‘Abdillah (rahimahullah) – a reliable Tabi’i- says that he saw the Muhajirun Sahabah wearing turbans of varied colors, among those colors was green. (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, hadith: 25489)



In light of the above, the green turban is allowed and can be classified a sunnah (as its part of clothing), although its not specifically proven from Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam).


Refer to: Raddul Muhtar, vol.6 pg.351, Nasimur Riyad- Sharhu Shifa li Qadi ‘Iyad, vol.3 pg.197 & Fatawa Hadithiyyah of Ibn Hajar Haitami, pg. 168


Note: As a general rule, the ‘Ulama have declared white as the best color for clothing. This is based on clear hadiths from Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam). (Faidul Qadir, hadith 15630


‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) writes that the next best color clothing, in the sight of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) was green. (‘Amalul Yawmi wal laylah- Suyuti, pg.33)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer



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